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GoT S07E06 Thoughts

So I don’t know if this is late or early considering technically the episode doesn’t air till Sunday, but whatever, here we go: 

There was only one awesome thing about this episode, which was anything to do with the Night King and the Wight Dragon. Everything else was a complete departure from all we’ve come to learn about these characters, but that aside, let me try to understand it as best as I can.

We start the episode on Jon and the rest of the A Team trudging along and making fun of Gendry. I actually really liked all these scenes because the male bonding was done well, the dialogue was funny and the chemistry between these characters was believable. I mean I didn’t know I needed a Tormund x Sandor best friendship till that episode, especially when they begin talking about Brienne. Mr Tormund “I want to make babies with her” Giantsbane. It was brilliant, needless to say. 

What’s not so brilliant but a great moment of foreshadowing was Tormund’s conversation with Jon. He essentially tells Jon that although Mance Rayder was a great man, his pride got a lot of people killed, echoing Jon’s own words to the man: 

“"Isn’t their survival more important than your pride?”

And of course Dani’s words to Jon in the Cave of Invisible Chemistry. 

The problem I have with this is that it comes from Tormund, a wildling man whose pride is as much as a defining factor as his ginger beard. But whatever, I see what they’re trying to do here. They’re trying to justify what happens later because if Tormund can understand the dire need for Dani’s help over his own pride then Jon should too, and he does, of course, as we later find out. 

Here’s the thing though. I am still firmly of the camp that it’s all a ruse, and this is the moment Jon realises he might have to bend to Dani’s will for her alliance. He doesn’t want to and he knows fully well that the Northern houses will not accept her as their queen in any capacity, but all he cares about is his people’s survival through the Long Night. He’s willing to lose his kingdom for their safety. And this thought becomes even more concrete in Jon’s mind the moment Dani arrives to save his dumb ass with her three dragons. The look of awe on his face as those dragons rain hellfire on the wights is indicative of this because up until that point, he’s had a very abstract understanding of what these dragons are capable of and how they can help him. Seeing it in person, seeing them turn a hopeless situation into a victory, Jon fully understands now that the only way to survive is for Dani to fight with them with her dragons. 

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you know its driving me nuts to see the criticism of that scene come down to: “omg arya is a sociopath! this unhinged awful creature! she’s being so mean to poor sansa!!!!” like full offense but kiss my ass lol none of them has ever said shit about how mean sansa was to arya in the books. all they do is make post after post ignoring it so they can take several seats 

and quite frankly? the biggest injustice of this entire mess isn’t sansa’s hurt feelings. its that aryas been reduced to a supporting character in her sister’s storyline. arya will not have a single scene in winterfell this season that isnt about sansa in some way. not one. sansa gets scenes with the lords and littlefinger and brienne ect. but not arya. she’s not allowed to be a character in her own right she’s a plot device who’s being used to prop up sansa’s development and do her dirty work. and not only that but they’ve erased years worth of training and characterization so that she looks incompetent and/or crazy next to littlefinger and d&d’s darling. thats bullshit. arya is a major pov character (funfact: she has more chaps than sansa. not that d&d have read them) with her own feelings and her own arc and her own development. she deserves better than this.

  • you: what's the world's worst betrayal
  • me, on the outside: i don't know, cheating maybe
  • me, on the inside: when i open a fic whose summary was in third person but the story is actually in first
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C-C-C-C’MON, C-C-C-C’MON, LET’S GO!

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poor pitiful children, poor jeremy

i wanted to do a doodle of this with the other songs but one picture didn’t really serve it justice so i just did a lil comic thing instead

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